Friday, June 03, 2005

Is this a Pine Woods Snake?

Rhadinaea flavilata? Posted by Hello
At first I thought this was a unpatterned juvenile corn snake, but now I think it is a Pine Woods Snake. It was found near Gainesville under some rotten wood.


Anonymous said...

That most certainely is. They are small burrowing snakes which are actually quite rare to find or see. They grow a maximum of 12 to 14 inches and feed mostly on lizards frogs and worms. They are very hard to enjoy as pets however as they have a short lifespan and do not reproduce in large numbers but overall are very cool little snakes. Their scales are satin-like in their softness and they are extremely docile even when being handled, however they do have a mild venom (they are not classified as venomous because they do not bite and they are rear fanged. Also the venom is not toxic to humans, more like an ant-bite.)

deadmike said...

Thanks for the info!